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Martin Acoustic Guitars
Martin have been making high quality acoustic guitars since 1833, based in the USA they are the original creators of the Dreadnought body shape a popular favourite for guitarsists all over the world.
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Excerpts from the History of Martin Guitars
The founder of C.F. Martin & Co. was born January 31, 1796 in Mark Neukirchen, Saxony, Germany. Apprenticed to the famous Austrian Guitar maker Christian Friedrich Martin aged 15 soon became foreman in the Stauffer workshops In 1833 C.F. Martin set up his own Guitar workshop in New York. After moving to Nazereth Pennsylvania Christian Frederick Martin is credited with being the inventor of 'X' bracing.